Next Gen Portals in Office 365

As the Office 365 platform continues to improve and add new features to existing Office 365 offerings, Microsoft is also making a big push to provide Next Gen Portals for customer productivity. At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft showcased some of these new Next Gen Portals, and from my perspective, I can certainly see these easy to…

SharePoint 2016 – What can we expect?

Today, Microsoft has given the first preview of the latest version to the Microsoft SharePoint family.  SharePoint 2016, which is expected to be released in Q2 of 2016 was announced to a packed house at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago.  I got a first hand account of what we can expect: Investment in Hybrid With SharePoint…

Upgrading from SharePoint 2007? Watch out for these gotchas…

As many organizations are beginning to transition from Legacy versions of SharePoint to either the latest version of SharePoint (SharePoint 2013), or make a move to a SAAS offering (SharePoint Online), there are many considerations that should be analyzed before making the big jump. Fab 40 Templates When SharePoint 2007 was released, Microsoft made available…

Customizing SharePoint Search with Query Rules and Promoted Results

Recently, I had a colleague of mine come to me with a request for Search. He wanted to “force” a specific person in the organization to show up at the top of the search results, if a user searched on a specific location. So, by searching on “Boston”, the leader of our Boston Practice should…

Creating Dashboards in Power BI (Preview)

Currently in Preview in Power BI on Office 365, is the ability to create entire Dashboard pages based on your connected Power BI data. While this functionality is still in preview, it represents a powerful way to show different insights across your Data, and provide your business decision makers the information they need in one…